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Windows 7: Invalid product key help

27 Dec 2010   #11
BRADD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So its ok if I basically install windows 7 over windows 7?

Another option I have is, would I be able to pull the hard drive from an old computer that has XP on it, then install or activate windows 7 to my new hard drive?


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27 Dec 2010   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Since you have already tried to activate the currently installed Windows 7, you will need to start completely over as in OPTION TWO or OPTION THREE in the tutorial.
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27 Dec 2010   #13
BRADD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I just did that not an hour ago, everything is up and running perfectly now, thanks for all you help, it saved me alot of holiday frustration
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27 Dec 2010   #14
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Congrats Bradd

If you have a second HD, or ext HD, make an image backup now, so you won't have all this to do again.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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28 Dec 2010   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BRADD View Post
I just did that not an hour ago, everything is up and running perfectly now, thanks for all you help, it saved me alot of holiday frustration

You're most welcome Bradd. I'm happy to hear that you got it installed and activated successfully.

That's a great idea Doc posted.
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28 Dec 2010   #16
BRADD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'll be sure to do that, thanks guys.
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28 Dec 2010   #17
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Bradd,

Not sure if this will work on a student copy of Windows 7, but try installing it using the method below instead to see if you may be able to activate afterwards.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
Shawn
It works.....
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28 Dec 2010   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you for confirming this Ivan.
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02 Jan 2011   #19
Jones68843

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 bit
 
 

Hey Guys I'm new here but not to forums in general. Just wanted to say that the upgrade path for win 7 ult 64 bit worked for me on option 3 but I believe it was a backwards slash that worked instead of the dash after the space in the command prompt.

I tried it the first time but forgot to use as admin. but then when I used as admin. in the command prompt all went perfect and it was a breeze. I currrently have win 7 ultimate 64 bit on a ocz vertex 2 120 gb ssd....thing is freaky fast. The computer only gets used at home and pretty much any sensitive stuff is on a 256 bit encrypted external drive that's always locked with a pw.

Without the pw on the initial screen which interferes with the startup speed I would guess I get a start up time of just under 35 seconds for my boot up. I don't really have that much running at the beginning but there is A/V and firewall stuff and a few other programs and stuff but about 6 start up items loading. It's very fast, responsive and everything loads exactly how you want it.

I also have two WD Caviar Black 750 gb drives I plan on using for pics and songs and other files that I don't want on the sdd because I want to keep as much free space as possible. I have half the drive full now and that's with pretty much all the games I play, pse 8 is on there plus the os of course as well as some video editing stuff. I have one 750 gb drive for my wife to use for her stuff and one for me plus 2 WD My Book Essential 1tb external drives for back up. They were $59.99 on boxing day..$40 off and the ssd was $179.99 down from $239.99.

Thanks for reading.

Jones
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